Toyota Confident of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Strategy

Joint Toyota-USC study finds that fewer than 70 hydrogen refueling stations will be sufficient to handle up to 10,000 fuel cell vehicles in California.

Published: 10-Feb-2014

CHICAGO -- Toyota believes just a few hydrogen stations will go a long way toward meeting its needs for launching hydrogen fuel cell vehicles next year in the United States.

A few dozen stations strategically concentrated in California will get fuel cell transportation up and running, says Bob Carter, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. senior vice president of automotive operations.

"Toyota and the University of California collaborated on a model that maps out a specific distribution of refueling stations," Carter told a Chicago Auto Show audience last week. "And we found that in California, where we will initially be going to market our sedan, it will take only about 68 stations to regularly refuel about 10,000 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles."


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